Tim Armstrong Band

Formed originally in 1988 the Tim Armstrong band had two resident positions in Auckland and Hamilton Nightclub’s. They then went overseas to USA and England to perform at various gig’s, calling themselves the (kiwi bandits).
On returning to New Zealand in 1991 they were offered a position playing on the ocean liner the Fairstar which they did for 6 month’s travelling the Pacific Ocean.

For the past ten years the Tim Armstrong band, often called TAB have performed at least twice a week to different audience’s in New Zealand. They are also the resident xmas group at Vilagrad wine’s.

Their style appeals to all people because they play the songs to suit the (Kiwi) crowd they are performing for. Especially with audience’s of all ages, they are mainly renown for their expertise at private functions like weddings, birthday parties, and conference’s.

In 2001 the group ventured to England to play at some prestige kiwi gigs in and around the London area. These were well received by the audience!
Last year the band performed on television several times, once on the good morning show, playing their own original “stormy night” and Tim playing a solo version of “Live again”.

The present line up arrived in 1997:

Tim Armstrong (guitar/Keys/lead Vocals) from the Politician’s a kiwi band which released several single’s and made numerous television appearance’s in the mid 1980’s.

Alan Grady (Drums) ex Knightshade who had several hit singles in New Zealand in the 1980s and early 90s and supported top overseas act‘s.

Don McClumpha (Bass) from various Hamilton bands, Fury and Black Jack.

Ideal for: corporate event dance, wedding reception dance, private party dance


Hotel California
I want you to want me
long train running
Boys lite up
Down under
Love her madly
Brick in the wall
Crazy little thing called Roadhouse blues
Long cool woman
talking in your sleep
Message in a bottle / Roxanne
Black night
Rock and roll
Shook me all night long
Hells bells
Walking by myself
Eagle rock
Enter sandman
No secrets
Bad case of loving you
Summer of 69
American pie
All right now
Wild thing
Purple haze
The one I love
Smoke on the water
Sweet home Alabama
Midnight special
Mustang sally
Mary had a little lamb
Miss you
Rolling stones medley
Hurts so good
livin on a prayer
Video killed the radio star
Brown eyed girl
Rebel yell
Live wire
Stairway to heaven
Black magic woman
500 miles
Addicted to love
jet airliner
I love rock and roll
I want you to want me
The jack
jumping jack flash
Honky tonk woman
born to be wild
we got to get out of this place
the first cut is the deepest
don’t bring me down
blister in the sun
Sunday bloody Sunday
Give a little bit
sweet child of mine
wish you were here
living on a prayer
Bed’s are burning
beautiful woman - dr hook
walking on sunshine
The jack - ac/dc


Wonder wall
3 am
behind blue eye’s
Tub thumping
Song 2
Walking on the sun
Backstreet boys are back
By the way
Turn the page
Lemon tree
Life is a roller coaster
Come as you are
No matter what
Fly away
Living the Vida loca
Spirit in the sky
Get a new job
American woman
Scar tissue
Mambo no 5
She’s the one
Blue de da
She bangs
Sex bomb
What I got
All the small things
Rock DJ
Sha la la la
Steal my kisses
Better man
Addicted to love
I’m Walking away
loving each day
who let the dogs out!
Follow me
If tomorrow never comes
sail away
murder on the dance floor
Dance the night away
Hey baby
Handbags and the glad rags
A little less conversation
yellow taxi
your body is a wonderland
something beautiful
Mr Jones
Take your mama out
everybody’s changing
boulevard of broken
wake me up when september ends.
you're beautiful
you give me something


April sun
Counting the beat
who loves who the most
Why does love
I’ll say goodbye
She’s a mod
I got you
Forever Tuesday morning
Down in Baghdad
Slipping away
Good morning Mr Rock and Roll
blue lady
fishing for Lisa
Forever Tuesday morning
She's a mod
Better be home soon
Don’t dream its over
But you don’t care
Get some sleep
I see red
history never repeats
stand up - the feelers


Is this love?
Could you be loved?
Buffalo soldier
Kingston town
No woman no cry
Dreadlock holiday
Ain’t no sunshine
Englishman in New York


Do you think I’m sexy
Dancing queen
Blame it on the boogie
You sexy thing
Disco inferno
Staying alive
Hooked on a feeling
Sugar Sugar
You’re the one that I want
Stuck in the middle
Build me up buttercup
Funky town
Addicted to love
Evil woman
show me the way

Various party favourites

Pina Colada
Dirty old town
Me and you and a dog named
Try a little kindness
Living next door to Alice
Move it on over
Don’t be afraid of the dark
Ten guitars
I'd love you to want me
The gambler
Ruby don’t take your love to town
Not unusual
Mony Mony
chicken dance
forever in blue jeans
Rhinestone cowboy
old time rock and roll
Don’t stop
Me and Julio down by the school yard
Crocodile rock
sweet Caroline
rockin all over the world
Oye coma va
forever in blue jeans
dirty old town
take it easy
whisky in the jar

Rock and roll and 1960s

Twist and shout
The wanderer
love potion no 9
burning love
All shook up
Jail house rock
Blue suede shoes
Johnny be Goode
Do wa diddy diddy
Midnight special
All of the day and all of the night
You really got me
Can’t buy me love
eight days a week
ob la di ob la da
A hard days night
I feel fine
I saw her standing there
Stuck on you
Daydream believer
last train to Clarksville
A hard days night
Sunny afternoon
Rock around the clock
Proud Mary
rock and roll music
you’re sixteen
Down on the corner
Rocking robin
A hard days night
All my loving
Something good
Here comes the sun
Hey Jude
Sweet Caroline
Rock and roll music
Long tall sally
Grease lightning
Hey Hey we’re the Monkees!
I’m a believer
Bad bad Leroy brown
Ballad of John and Yoko
Oh boy!
Have you ever seen the rain
Its not unusual
Cracklin Rosie
Build me up buttercup
Mrs Robinson
suspicious minds
Saturday night
long tall sally
yellow river
hi ho silver lining
wipe out
dream dream dream
Shes not there
Time of the season
I want to hold your hand
She loves you

Cocktail music and slower

wild world
summer breeze
aint misbehaving
I get a kick out of you
strangers in the night
the way I feel tonight
A horse with no name
Wonderful tonight
Have I told you lately
Moon dance
Mack the knife
Bring it on home to me
A Whiter shade of pale
Rocket man
where do you go to my lovely
my love
Year of the cat
Classical gas
Just the way you are
Forever autumn
Nights in white satin
sorry seems to be the hardest word
The girl from ipanema
The long and winding road
your song
the last waltz
to love somebody
I started a joke
Green green grass of home
Still got the blues
He’ll have to go
If tomorrow never comes
tequila sunrise
where do the children play!
tears in heaven
lyin eyes
wish you were here
This guys in love
Way to san Jose
ferry cross the Mersey
all of my love
how sweet it is to be loved
sharing the night together
the way you make me feel
lets stay together
my Cherie amour
Every night
in the air tonight
walk on by

Thanks Pete
All went well.
As usual Tim and his band turned up on time and put on a great performance which had everyone up and dancing. Always a pleasure to deal with this band. Would book again!
Tote on Ascott Ellerslie Racecourse

Hi there
Yes they are a very good band... The guests were very pleased with them.
Kay Appleyard

Hi Robyn
Thanks for the follow up. The band was amazing as per usual. They read the room and delivered just what was needed. The whole crowd loved it. 
Nicki & Stu

It did indeed go very well. Tim was awesome. Thanks
Michael Johnson

Hi Pete
The performance from Tim and his band was simply outstanding, we and our guests had an amazing time and danced non-stop to a fabulous playlist ranging from all the good oldies that everyone knows the words to, to a special treat for the groom - a favourite Metallica song, to the greatest recent hits like the ever popular Kings of Leon Sex on Fire!
We would recommend them to anyone who wants a thoroughly professional, well presented and highly entertaining band for their function!!
Thanks so much! Please pass on our thanks to Tim and the guys.
Vanessa Huppert

Hi Robyn
Just thought I would let you know that Tim Armstong and his band were absolutely awesome. Everyone that went has commented how great they were!
Is it possible to pencil them in for my next sons 21st next Nov 24th 2012 or is it too early

Hi Kellie
Tim Armstrong was fantastic, he is a great performer and everyone was most impressed. The band were great to deal with and we all had a fantastic night.
Thanks very much and no doubt I will be in touch next year.
Sonia Wilkinson

dear Kellie,
Thank you so much. The band were amazing! a lot said they were the best they had ever heard!
Karen Smithson

Hi Kellie,
We had a truly memorable day and it went mostly without a hitch!
The Tim Armstrong Band were excellent. They were on time, friendly, approachable and had a great range of music which appealed to all our guests. Our dance floor was never empty and our guests commented to us that they thought our band was fantastic. We would not hesitate to recommend the Tim Armstrong Band to anyone.
You can defintely use our comments on your website.
Thanks again Kellie.
Kind Regards
Pamela and Jared Seymour

Thanks Kellie
The band was fantastic and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. They had us all up dancing the whole time with great music/musicianship.
I’m sure there will be a lot of repeat business after that performance, and I think that TAB have set a standard for the Fire Brigade functions in this area that will be hard to beat.
Once again, many thanks for arranging them.
Neil Ranford

Hi Kellie,
We had an absolutely fabulous wedding and party. The band was excellent.
They were very professional and they played really great music. A large
number of our guests commented on how good the band was and the band
certainly had everybody up dancing and having a fun time. They even
allowed a few of the young girls to sing (questionable, more like yell)
"Mustang Sally" and that was very funny.
Our thanks to the Tim Armstrong Band.
Kind Regards
Peter and Jain Tait

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